Marji Laine reviews Vendetta by Lisa Harris.
The Short Version:
No one needs to push Nikki Boyd to excel on the Tennessee Missing Person Task Force. The case of her own missing sister, still unsolved after ten years, is the driving force in her work. When a Polaroid photo of a missing girl shows up at a crime scene, Nikki quickly recognizes similarities to the past. The closer she gets to the abductor, the more she feels that this case is getting personal, and that she is not the hunter at all--but actually the one being hunted.
The intensity of this story begins when I dangled along with Nikki at the end of a repelling rope against the solid face of a cliff. I love it when authors force me to face my own fears. And that level of suspense doesn't let down through this entire book.
Nikki is following a terrifying person. A kidnapper. A killer. And so twisted that everything is a game. And the Missing Person Task Force is the invited opponent, it would seem. Every unexpected turn has been so carefully laid out by the antagonist, my fear levels rose with every chapter.
Lisa Harris has certainly become a new favorite! This book had everything I love: high risks, hints of romance, and personal stakes. A perfect combination!
I'm delighted that Revell sent me a copy for my honest review.
Suspense Sister, Marji Laine, loves books and writing. Her own Grime Fighter novella series, about a crime scene cleaner, involves mystery, romance, and a touch of suspense.
Living in a Dallas suburb with her hubby of almost 30 years and her twins - the youngest of four - she spends her days homeschooling and transporting her teenagers to various functions, especially volleyball games. She also directs the children's music, helps with the youth choir, and sings in the adult choir at her church, and coordinates the high school credit classes along with the website of a large home school co-op.
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